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October 06, 2010 (vol. 121, iss. 22) • Page Image 10

… always put a smile on people's faces. I don't know if any- body is not loved. Well, Hitler. Moving on, it's thought that if an obnoxiously large - Wait, what? There are flames out there! (Motions to Diag

… a scale of one to ten? Five. Five? Pretty arbitrary. Mov- ing on, what campus group do you think we could do away with? What about the Squirrel Club? Oh yeah, we can do without that. They don't do…

… anything of value, do they? They're like the mosquito of campus groups. They don't need to be feeding squirrels. There's Glee Club, too. No, I like glee club. "Glee" is on tonight. I don't watch TV. You…

November 23, 2010 (vol. 121, iss. 54) • Page Image 1

… PUS WAT ER ING O L ES BTB, Charley's owners aim to lure townie crowd with new venture A squirrel poses for a photo on the Diag yesterday. According to Prof. Philip Myers, Ann Arbor squirrels get too…

…-mail interview. She added that not all buildings on campus have See RECYCLING, Page 3 Ann Arbor's pets: Why campus is nuts for squirrels DINING NEAR CAMPUS North Quad has had mixed impact, State St eateries say…

… Expert: Squirrels' strange behavior due to too much human interaction By VERONICA MENALDI Daily StaffReporter Though most students were probably reaching for umbrellas and raincoats during yesterday…

…'s torrential downpour, according to Ecology and Evolutionary Biol- ogy Prof. Philip Myers, they should have been looking at the squirrels. "Next time you're out in a rain storm, watch the squirrels," said Myers…

… in Ann Arbor has become a source of fascination for both stu- dents and visitors to the city. And according to Myers and squirrel enthusiasts at the University, their chubby looks and friendly demean…

…- or are largely due to the increased human interaction they experi- ence around campus. The city's squirrels have grown accustomed to the rich source of food humans provide them, which to an extent…

… increases their chanc- es of winter survival, Myers said. He added that humans' behav- ior toward the squirrels affects WEATHER HI: 41 TOMORROW LO: 36 Student influx still not enough to offset CVS…

… much food from all their human interaction. their reproductive patterns as well. Squirrels have two breeding periods; one in the fall and one in the spring. When resources are scarce, they will only…

… breed dur- ing one period. But given their abundant source of food, Myers said Ann Arbor squirrels probably breed during both periods. However, Myers said the townie squirrels consequently act a little…

… differently than common squirrels due to their constant feeding and interaction with humans. "It makes them actin a less nat- ural way," Myers said. "However, it doesn't have any detrimental effects on their…

November 23, 2010 (vol. 121, iss. 54) • Page Image 3

… bin." Last Monday, Waste Manage- ment Services planned America SQUIRRELS From Page 1 ral conditions, it's reasonable for people to feed them. He said squir- rels, more than any kind of wild mammal, seem…

… more comfortable around humans. However, Myers said, there are some downsides to the constant attention given to the squirrels. "From our perspective, squir- rels can be pests sometimes and we encourage…

… part of campus culture partly due to the University's Squirrel Club that was founded a few years ago. Club founder and University alum Jason Colman said the group started as a late night dorm con…

…- versation and grew into a group full of squirrel enthusiasts. "First of all, it's fun." Col- man said. "Secondly, a lot of peo- ple enjoy feeding the squirrels because they miss their pets at home. The…

squirrels are the cam- pus pets and they are cute and fuzzy. It's also a stress reliever." He said the best way to feed and Recycles Day to educate members of the University community on the new system…

April 06, 2011 (vol. 121, iss. 125) • Page Image 7

… isolated, so you'd have both the trees and the squirrels and the muskrats and all that, but some- times a little bit of a party atmo- sphere." Elizabeth Zollweg, project manager of the North Cam- pus…

… properly diag- nose, treat and prevent traumatic brain injuries, he said. "It is very important to recog- nize that sports are not the only way a concussion is suffered," Sleet said. "It is also important to…

September 06, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 152) • Page Image 52

… photo on the Diag. According to Prof. Philip Myers, Ann Arbor squirrels get too much food from all their human interaction. Expert: Squirrels' odd behavior result of human interaction By VERONICA MENALDI…

… the squirrels. "I only like the ones in the Diag and the Law Quad though because they are receptive to human advances," Begun said. He also said he feels bad for the "scrawnier ones" in Ann Arbor. LSA…

…6 2F - Tuesday, September 6, 2011 NEW STUDENT EDITION The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Ann Arbor's pets: Why campus is nuts for squirrels Film tax cut helps A2 business con bu Oct a law…

… they meet certain qualifications and hire enough Michigan resi- dents to work for their films. "You need to have that kind of incentive to come shoot in Michi- gan," said Farah. A squirrel poses for a…

…. Philip Myers, they should have been looking atcthe squirrels. "Next time you're out in a rain storm, watch the squirrels," said Myers, whose research focus is in small mammals. "Watch how they use their…

… around campus. The city's squirrels have grown accustomed to the rich source of food humans provide them, which to an extent increases their chances of winter survival, Myers said. He added that humans…

…' behav- ior toward the squirrels affects their reproductive patterns as well. Squirrels have two breeding periods; one in the fall and one in the spring. When resources are scarce, they will only breed dur…

…- ing one period. But given their abundant source of food, Myers said Ann Arborsquirrels probably breed during both periods. However, Myers said the townie squirrels consequently act a little differently…

… than com- mon squirrels due to their con- stant feeding and interaction with humans. "It makes them act in aless nat- ural way," Myers said. "However, it doesn't have any detrimental effects on their…

… well-being." He said squirrels have also been known to make their disap- proval of certain human activities clear. "They've learned to expect people to feed them," he said. "They'll let you know that…

September 15, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 8) • Page Image 4

… universe is a kind of garden, where the grass is always manicured to perfection and the only moral dilemma is whether or not one should feed the squirrels. Yet even here in the city, amid the $12 sandwiches…

… restaurant a few steps from the Diag and the small army of custodial staff wiping down classrooms where they've never sat. Ann Arbor natives haven't all been equally privileged either, despite the stereotype…

September 27, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

… opinions on campus Speakers protected by First Amendment on 'U' property By PAIGE PEARCY Daily StaffReporter The Diag is often filled with sounds of students hustling to class, squirrels running about…

…, crunching leaves and some- times, the voices of people shar- ing their beliefs. one of these people is Mike Reed, also known as Brother Mike, who often visits the Diag for his "open air preaching." And while…

Diag come to cam- pus since it provides them the opportunity to speak to stu- dents. Reed said he and others speak on University property because they are worried about students' futures. "I believe…

September 28, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 17) • Page Image 11

… town, our namesake is rooted in trees. There are plenty of locations on the greener side of campus: the Diag, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, all of North Campus. But none of these are more popular than…

… among state legislators that No. 323: No. 324: No. 325: would determine if seatbelts wouldbe a necessity in cars ("Drivers may be forced It is acceptable to Feeding the Diag Rain is a perfectly to buckle…

… up," 2/17/1985). Despite significant evidence from studies conducted by the National Safety Council and the National Highways Traffic Safety Administra- claim warranty on squirrels doesn't good excuse…

October 05, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 22) • Page Image 10

… like that? Yeah. So, it's warmtoday. Shocker. How do you feel about sunbathing in the Diag? Is it appropriate to sun- bathe in this weather? Know what? I wouldn't put it past some students here. I wouldn…

… worry about the squirrels attacking you? I'm a little afraid of the squirrels here. They're a bit too up-close-and-per- sonal for me. What do you think about hunt- ing? Hunting. I think it's gross. I don…

October 26, 2011 (vol. 122, iss. 35) • Page Image 7

…' alum is full of spirited surprises By ARIELLE SPECINER Daily Arts Writer Ann Arbor is typically a peace- ful town. At the University, stu- dents converse in the Diag, friends catch up for a meal on State…

… Street and squirrels nibble quietly on some thrown-out snacks. But to author, '73 alum and U.S. Admin- istrative Law Judge Debra Gold- stein, Ann Arbor is the location of a murder. Goldstein hosted a book…

March 08, 2012 (vol. 122, iss. 104) • Page Image 2

… Police reported. It's believed it was stolen between 5p.m. Monday and 3:30 p.m. Tues- day. The extinugisher has not yet been recovered. Feeling squirrely WHERE: The Diag WHEN: Wednesday at about 5:50 a…

….m. WHAT: A student admitted to the University Hospital- Emergency Room reported she was bit by a squirrel Tuesday, University Police reported. She said the squir- rel attacked her after she tried to feed it…

April 02, 2012 (vol. 122, iss. 120) • Page Image 2

… computer and keyboard were found damaged, Uni- versity Police reported. It is likely that a squirrel entered through an open window and chewed the equipment. Reading material WHERE: Rachel Upjohn Building…

… areduced subscription rate.On-campus subscriptions for falltermare$3a. Subscriptionsmust be prepaid. 0 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Student Publica- tions Building WHO: Hillel WHEN: Today at 3 p.m. WHERE: The Diag

November 14, 2012 (vol. 123, iss. 43) • Page Image 4

… another squirrel to feed. This is what happens on Sundays during good weather for members of the Squirrel Club, like myself. For no more than an hour, I take a hand- ful of peanuts into the Diag and for…

… you gave it. Fat squirrels, skinny squirrels, groups of squirrels, loner squirrels who would rather crouch in the bushes near the Chemistry Building than come onto the Diag proper - getting one of them…

… and a squirrel snaps its head around to look right at me, sitting up on its hind legs. ERIC I kneel, arm FERGUSON extended, as it approaches the peanut slowly but determinedly, loping through the chilly…

… November grass. I accidentally jerk my hand a little to the right, and the squirrel scampers back a few steps in exag- gerated alarm but is not deterred from its quest. It comes right up to me and takes the…

… from its mouth to between its front paws. With practiced precision, the squirrel systemati- cally removes the shell to get at the nutty goodness within, while I grab another peanut and go search for…

… while. Plus, you get to make squirrels happy! Apart from being fun, it can be good for your health to have a lei- sure activity, whether it's feeding squirrels, playing basketball, vol- unteering around…

… a bad mood when feeding a squirrel, with passersby looking at you with a combination of curiosity and won- der and a sleek, grey-furred animal with the fluffiest of tails chowing down on something…

… to try it for themselves. While doing it by yourself is fun, spreading the joy of squirreling with other people can be even more entertaining. There are many leisurely campus activities to try out. If…

… feeding the squirrels isn't your thing, that's fine. It'll mean more squirrels for me, and there's no shortage of other leisurely campus activities that one can partake in. But whether you're stressed out…

…, enjoy small animals or are just plain bored, squirrel feeding is an activity sure to brighten your day. -Eric Ferguson can be reached at ericff@umich.edu. I believe that the ability to make choices is a…

November 21, 2012 (vol. 123, iss. 48) • Page Image 2

…@michigandaily.com Classified Sales classified@michigandaily.com Finance finaice@michigandaily.com Passersby and onlookers watch a red-tailed hawk eat a squirrel on the Diag Tuesday. CRIME NOTES CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES Cave…

April 22, 2013 (vol. 123, iss. 108) • Page Image 4

… obligatory #the- michigandiffer- ence. As of late, The Michigan Dif- ference's online HEMA presence has KARUNA- been reduced KARA to sophomoric tales such as "fed a squirrel on the Diag" or "chugged four Natty…

October 23, 2013 (vol. 124, iss. 16) • Page Image 12

… established scientific research on the app, although both Campbell and Lampe predict studies to come in the near future. In the meantime, walking through the Diag, I spot numerous others raising phones to their…

… faces; to the squirrels; to the wet, reddening leaves; caught in a continuous Snapping frenzy. 4 ing authors to a "Teens and Mobile Phones," revealed that two main modes of cell phone usage in teens are…

March 13, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 81) • Page Image 11

… bronze Block Say hello to a social media spe- the Diag as the innocent cialist's best friend: analytics - s tour guide recited that deep data analysis. perstition just like those "Primarily it shows us…

… phones on their laps and were tapping away. "Sometimes I get too excited and I don't want to wait on the analytics which is so lame but I don't care - like if I see a real- ly cute squirrel I'm like, 'Oh I…

April 17, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 102) • Page Image 5

… therapy dogs in the Diag on Wednesday, April 16,2014. MGo Study "Feeding campus squirrels is calming and may increase your final grade by 38%. #empiricalsquirrel #MGoStudy" @ARBORSQUIRREL "#MGoStudy I…

… Thursday Night Live and Kol HaKovod concert 7:30 p.m. Hillel Free EDM concert 4-7 p.m. Diag Achievement in the Arts awards show 8 p.m. Mendelssohn Theatre Salto Dance Company performance 4 to 6 p…

September 11, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 124) • Page Image 5

… students who simply take in the sights and sounds of campus. Instead, we fall victim to popping in our headphones and checking the text messages we missed during lecture. We miss squirrels chasing each other…

… two remaining weeks of summer warmth, here are a few things to do before students are stuck in coats for the rest of the school year. RELAX ON THE DIAG The Diag is one of the most beautiful spots on…

…. Maryland 5 p.m. UM Soccer Stadium Michigan Football vs. Miami (Ohio) 3:30 p.m. The Big House Beethoven Festival with Andr4 Watts 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium Welcome to Michigan: Concert on the Diag 7p.m. The Diag

September 25, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 143) • Page Image 5

… Ann Arbor has to offer this fall. No matter what you are interested in - from squirrel-feeding to opera - there are plenty of activities to ring in this season of apples, donuts, cider, football and…

…, visit the WeatherFest this Sunday, Sept. 28, on the Diag from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet weather and climate enthusiasts from organizations such as the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and…

December 05, 2014 (vol. 124, iss. 36) • Page Image 4

… ROBERT SCHWARZHAUPT | The matter of intention D ear faculty, administration, students and squirrels of the University of Michigan, I think about time almost constantly. It's a strange con- cept to me, as…

… middle of the North Campus Diag, backpack strapped on tight, class schedule clasped in hand, and notice that your first discussion of the day - the first day of the rest of your life! - is located in a…

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